A SPECIALISED youth court will start in Launceston next March, according to the state government.
Magistrate Tim Hill will preside over the court that aims to provide more consistency by using a single magistrate to hear all youth matters.
A cornerstone of the project has been increased collaboration between youth justice services, child protection, the Education Department and Save the Children, which runs a detention diversion program.
Staff from the various agencies sit in the courtroom and provide advice and information to the magistrate throughout the proceedings.
An evaluation of the court, which was trialled in Hobart from 2011 until this month, criticised the state's Alcohol and Drug Services for a lack of involvement in the process.
A government spokesman said the service was working to improve collaboration with the court but would not say whether staff would sit in on proceedings.
The spokesman said the service was prioritising referrals made by the court for the assessment of young people with drug problems.
"Alcohol and Drug Services supports the pilot's evaluation report suggestions, which will be considered as future resources allow," he said.
The state's Youth Justice Act places heavy emphasis on keeping young people out of detention, which has led to a special list in the youth court.
The list deals with vulnerable youth and looks at rehabilitative options over more punitive measures.
Despite having the highest rate of young offenders in Australia the number of Tasmanian youths subject to detention or community orders has steadily fallen.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services' latest annual report, there were 74 young people detained in 2012-13 compared with 146 in 2009-10.
A large number of young offenders are now dealt with by police cautions before they get to court.